Burnley manager Sean Dyche has commented on whether or not the John McGinn coat story doing the rounds online is true after the Aston Villa and Scotland star’s hilarious remarks.

Dyche has revealed that the pair did exchange words but it’s the alleged comments by the Aston Villa and Scotland man during the match with Burnley that’s caught the attention of millions online. McGinn is alleged to have taken a pop at Dyche’s jacket and used some expletives to make his point.


Aston Villa’s Scottish midfielder John McGinn (L) vies with Burnley’s English midfielder Ashley Westwood (R) during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Aston Villa at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on January 27, 2021. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Burnley manager won’t confirm exactly what was said but some of it involves Hibs midfielder Stephen McGinn, John’s brother: “There were a couple of things said between us. But what goes on the pitch, stays on the pitch. It was nothing untoward. It was friendly fire.

“I worked with his brother down at Watford. Steven, he was a really good player. Very unfortunate with injuries. I was remarking on that. He made a couple of remarks. But honestly, they used to be standard. It makes a story now. It’s bizarre. It was nothing untoward.


“It was just light-hearted fun. I got no problem with that. Trust me. No issue with that. By the way, if he allegedly said that because I am not going to say that he did or didn’t, it’s a very nice coat I would have him know. And I haven’t had it for six years!”

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